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More or less abandoned sub-section. I still love classic TV, but have lost all interest in uploading it.

Many of these uploads are sourced from Shokus Video and Alpha Video DVDs. But I stopped buying DVDs several years ago, and hence there are no more uploads. Personally, I'm hoping these series come to the streaming services in the future.


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An early example of a filmed television series. A western series. This episode was originally telecast 15 December 1951 according to IMDb. This episode of "Kit Carson" is noticeably more violent than the episodes of "Range Rider" I uploaded. It also contains a commercial for your friendly Coca-Cola bottler.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Western, Kit Carson, The Adventures of Kit Carson
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An episode of "The Lone Ranger" from 1949. Not the first, but one of the earliest US network shows produced on film. Originally aired 6 October 1949 (note: this is a syndication print).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1940s TV, 1940s Television, Western, The Lone Ranger, Tonto, Early...
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An episode of "The Lone Ranger" from 1949. Note: This is an edited syndication print, missing several minutes. Originally aired 22 December 1949.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Lone Ranger, Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels
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TV western series. In this episode, Jim Bowie helps a man whose wife is pregnant. I know this may seem like a strange thing to say, but I like the soundtrack of this series, which consists of a vocal group. It's quite refreshing.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Adventures of Jim Bowie, Western
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Episode "Santa's Helper" of the oddly-named 1950s sitcom "Date with the Angels". In this episode, the lead character tries to get a job for an elderly friend, which causes trouble when, after getting a job as a Department store Santa, he starts giving away toys for free. Starring Betty White. Sorry for picture quality flaws caused by issues beyond my control. Uploaded by: "The_Emperor_Of_Television"
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Topics: Classic TV, TV, Classic Television, Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Sitcom, Show,...
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An episode of "Puppet Playhouse Presents Howdy Doody" from 1948. This series was among the first "hits" of television.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Early Television, 1940s, 40s, 1940s TV, 1940s Television, Puppet Playhouse,...
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An episode of the late-1950s variety series "The Big Party". Each episode was a whopping 90 minutes. In this episode, Rock Hudson throws a party, his guests include the multi-talented Sammy Davis Jr. (is there anything he can't do?), Tallulah Bankhead, an under-used Esther Williams, a surprising (by 1959 TV standards) Mort Sahl, and other celebrities. Barbara Britton is also around to give us lots of Revlon commercials, and was the only recurring cast member in the short-lived series.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Variety Show, Variety Series, The Big Party, Rock Hudson, Sammy Davis Jr,...
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TV western series. One of the first to be shot in colour. One of the guest actors in this episode has the name "X Brands", one of the coolest actor names ever.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Judge Roy Bean, Edgar Buchanan, Western
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An episode of "The Betty White Show". 
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Topics: The Betty White Show, 1954, Classic TV, Daytime TV, Daytime Television, Betty White
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An episode of 1950s US sitcom series "Private Secretary". This episode was originally broadcast on 1 April 1956 on CBS. This, however, is a syndication print under the title of "Susie", but it still runs the correct 26 minutes. The series starred Ann Sothern. This episode features a young Harry Shearer among the guest cast.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Susie, Private Secretary, Sitcom, Comedy, Ann Sothern,...
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An episode of "Make Room for Daddy". In this episode, Danny and his wife try to avoid yelling at their children. Originally broadcast 20 March 1956, this copy is complete with original commercials for Dodge cars and Pall Mall cigarettes. (note: I believe this show is public domain, but I might be wrong on that. It wasn't registered with the copyright office until the late-1980s, so I believe the registration is invalid, but I might be wrong on that).
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Topics: Classic TV, Make Room for Daddy, Danny Thomas, Sitcom, Comedy, 1956
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An episode of 1950s sitcom "Make Room for Daddy", starring Danny Thomas. Originally broadcast 22 February 1955, this episode is complete with original commercials for Dodge cars and Pall Mall cigarettes. (note: I am pretty sure this episode is public domain, It wasn't registered with the US copyright office until 1988, so I don't believe the registration is valid. I might be wrong on that though).
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Topics: Classic TV, Danny Thomas, 1950s, 50s, 1955, Sitcom, Comedy, Make room for Daddy
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A very short bit of filler from 1968. Produced by or for Britain's Central Office of Information (COI). Features no narration, just footage of 1960s female fashion with music accompaniment.  I'm not completely certain, but I believe this is an example of one of the bits of filler the COI produced to fill in gaps in the schedules of TV channels. The COI did literally hundreds of such fillers over the years...
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1968, 1960s, Fashion, Mini-skirt, Mini-dress, Interstitial program, Central...
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TV western series starring Rex Allen. This episode is absurd.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Frontier Doctor, Rex Allen, Western
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An episode of "Your Hit Parade", a music-variety series featuring hit songs sung by the cast members. Not one of the better episodes, I'm sorry to say. Songs include: "Shanghai", "The Loveliest Night of the Year", "Sweet Violets", "I Get Ideas", "Come On-a My House", "Too Young", and "Because of You". In very poor shape, missing the cigarette commercials and with the wrong opening and closing, plus some sound and...
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Topics: Your Hit Parade, 1951, 50s, 1950s, 50's, 1950's, TV, Classic TV, Television
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An episode of "What's My Line?", a popular 1950s game show. This episode is hosted by John Daly, with panelists Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen and Tony Randall. Mystery guests include James C. Petrillo, along with Ernie Kovacs & Edie Adams. This episode is also interesting for being a rare example of a 1950s game show episode with an Asian contestant.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, Game show, What's My Line, Panel show, Panel game, Ernie Kovacs,...
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Episode of the TV western series starring Rex Allen. In this episode, some people buy a horse, and an insurance man wants to kill it.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Frontier Doctor, Western, Rex Allen
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An episode of early 1950s western TV series "Range Rider'. 
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Western, Range Rider, Dick Jones, Dickie Jones
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An episode of "Frontier Doctor", a rather b-grade TV western series. This episode is set unconvincingly in 1906. The story is quite interesting though. Starring Rex Allen.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Western, Frontier Doctor, Rex Allen
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A collection of US commercials for products you can no longer buy. Forgive me if there's any mistakes. Sometimes the brand is still around but the exact product is gone (such as with "Futurama" lipstick by Revlon), sometimes both the product and brand are gone (such as with "Tip Toni"). Some only exist in-name-only, while at least one product is no longer available in the US but is still sold in another country. The commercials are mainly from the 1950s, along with some from...
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Topics: Classic TV, Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 1960s, Classic Commercials for...
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An episode of "What's My Line", a popular 1950s panel game show which aired on CBS. Eve Arden is the mystery guest. Panelists are Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen, Sam Levenson and Betty Furness, host is John Daly. Complete with original commercials for Stopette deodorant and Remington Rand shavers, along with a few plugs for Westinghouse.
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Topics: Classic TV, What's My Line, 1950s, Eve Arden, Television, Game show, Panel show, Panel game, Early...
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A Christmas episode of "The Liberace Show" from 1954. This series featured piano player Liberace. The episode contains him mostly playing the piano with a handful of singing moments. Uploaded in 512Kb format because of my extremely slow internet connection.
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Topics: Classic TV, TV, Television, Classic Television, Popular Music, Piano, Piano Player, Pianist, 50s,...
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A 1975 documentary looking back on the Apollo moon missions. Narrated by Burgess Meredith. Produced by Image Associates for NASA.  Not strictly a TV documentary, but uploaded it to the classic TV section anyway. It did get shown on TV though, on both commercial and non-commercial stations (per a search of vintage TV schedules). 
Topics: Short film, NASA, Space Race, 1960s, 1970s, Documentary, Project Apollo, Burgess Meredith
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An episode of "What's My Line" from 1953, featuring Eleanor Roosevelt as the mystery guest (her voice was considered so recognisable that John Daly answers the questions for her). A very popular game show.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, What's My Line, Panel Show, Game Show, Eleanor...
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An episode of the 1950s television series "Life with Elizabeth", starring Betty White. It had started as a live local series in 1952 (no recordings seem to survive of this version), and aired as a filmed first-run syndication series from 1953 to 1955.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Life with Elizabeth, Betty White, Comedy, Sitcom,...
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An episode of the popular children's TV series. Includes original commercials for Colgate toothpaste and Welch's Grape Juice. Also includes the classic network ID.  I haven't watched this episode in several years, but a basic check suggests that Buffalo Bob is missing from this episode. It does, however, feature Gabby Hayes! 
Topics: Howdy Doody, 1954, 1950s, Early television, Kinescope, Classic TV, Television, Gabby Hayes
Mid-century fun in this cute 1962 sitcom episode. Sadly the ads are missing from this copy.
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Topics: Classic TV, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Ozzie and Harriet, 1960s, 1962, Ricky Nelson,...
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An episode of "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet". This episode focuses on the character of Ricky Nelson, who is played by Ricky Nelson. Also featured quite a bit is the character of David Nelson, played by David Nelson.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Ricky Nelson, David Nelson, Rock and roll,...
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An episode of "Liberace", a popular 1950s TV series starring the pianist of the same name. In this episode, he plays the music of American composers, including one of his own compositions. Features the world's corniest rendition of "Alexander's Ragtime Band" that misses the point of the song entirely.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Liberace, The Liberace Show, Music, Piano, Pianist, Syndicated television
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TV western series filmed in colour. Has a few "twists" in the story. Series starring Edgar Buchanan, Jack Buetel, Jackie Loughery. Also appearing in guest roles: Allan Nixon, X Brands and John Warburton. Unfortunately the print is pretty beat up.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Western, Judge Roy Bean, Edgar Buchanan
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An episode of the popular children's TV series. Includes original commercials for Royal Gelatin Desserts. Also includes original network IDs. 
Topics: Howdy Doody, Buffalo Bob, 1953, 1950s, Early television, Kinescope, Classic TV, Television
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An episode of the NBC game show "Concentration" from 2 October 1967(thanks for correct date given in review). I presume this is public domain, as it seems to lack a copyright notice. A interesting game show. (B&W kinescope of color telecast)
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Game Show, Game Shows
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An episode of the comedy-variety series "The Milton Berle Show". Milton's guests in this episode are: Esther Williams, Harry James, Buddy Rich, and Elvis Presley. (note: this is a B&W copy of a color telecast, with the color version being lost).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, The Milton Berle Show, Esther Williams, Elvis Presley
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An episode of "Liberace" from 1954. Liberace's guests in this episode include Nick Lucas and Gilda Gray. Lots of music and a few surprises. (I am having problems with my DVD ripper. If the audio is out of sync, please tell me so I can fix it)
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Liberace, The Liberace Show, Nick Lucas, Piano,...
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Entertaining episode of this western TV series, which aired during the early 1950s. Fun. It's like a 25-minute b-western, and what's wrong with that?
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Western, Range Rider, Early Television, Dick Jones, Dickie Jones
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An episode of "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", originally broadcast 16 April 1958. Contains the original commercials for Kodak. 
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Topics: Classic TV, 1950s, 50s, 1958, Kodak, Ozzie and Harriet, Sitcom
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Episode of the long-running sitcom. Ozzie and Joe try to make their wives jealous. But their wives are too smart for them. Guest starring Lyle Talbot and Mary Jane Croft. Originally telecast 11 January 1961. Unfortunately, the disc source had the wrong closing credits, hence these were removed.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Adventures Ozzie and Harriet, Ozzie and Harriet, 1961, 1960s, Ozzie...
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An episode of the TV western series. Some evil white men are killing people, and frame the Native Americans for it. Drama ensues. Telecast 29 November 1952. Unfortunately my disc copy is missing the credits. No, I can't fix this.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Kit Carson, The Adventures of Kit Carson, Western
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An episode of "My Hero", a short-lived American sitcom starring Bob Cummings. This episode was originally telecast on 7 March 1953 on NBC. The episode was also telecast in the UK on an unknown date (on ITV) and shown in Melbourne, Australia on 7 December 1956 (on ABV-2). No idea when it was shown in Sydney though. Was it ever shown in Canada?
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Bob Cummings, Robert Cummings, My Hero, sitcom,...
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An episode of the popular children's TV series. Includes original commercials for Kellogg's Rice Krispies and Halo Shampoo. Also includes the classic network ID. 
Topics: Howdy Doody, Buffalo Bob, 1951, 1950s, Early television, Kinescope, Classic TV, Television
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Pleasant episode of the long-running sitcom. Ricky wants a raise from his employer, who is his brother. Originally telecast 17 February 1965. Has an invalid copyright notice.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Comedy, Sitcom, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Ozzie and Harriet,...
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TV western series from 1956 starring Edgar Buchanan and filmed in interesting-looking colour.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Judge Roy Bean, Edgar Buchanan, Western
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Half-hour anthology hosted by John Nesbitt. This episode stars Robert Cabal, Lawrence Dobkin, and Bart Braverman. The episode is set during the 1900s, and is about a man from the Philippines who decides to become a doctor. Note: the print becomes rather shaky towards the end.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Telephone Time, Anthology, Anthology series, Robert Cabal, Lawrence Dobkin,...
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One of the earliest reality TV series, but not the first (that was "Cash and Carry", 1946-1947). This is a highlights episode aired in 1953 (re-uploaded due to sync problems with previous upload).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Reality TV, Reality Television, Seto Kaiba does not approve, 1950s, 50s
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An episode of dramatic anthology series "Stage 7". This episode stars Peggy Ann Garner, Charles Bronson, Irene Hervey and Grandon Rhodes. Originally broadcast 29 May 1955 on CBS, however this is a 1959 syndication print under the "Star Performance" title, though it does run the correct 25-and-a-half minutes.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Drama, Anthology series, Anthology, Peggy Ann Garner, Charles...
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1950s Western TV series starring Rex Allen as Dr. Bill Baxter. In this episode, the doctor is asked to treat Butch Cassidy (played by Joe Sawyer) Plus this episode also features Doris Singleton. Kinda dumb but entertaining.
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Topics: Classic TV, Rex Allen, Joe Sawyer, Doris Singleton, Western, Frontier Doctor
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An episode of the talent show "Chance of a Lifetime". Contains original commercials and network ID. Contestants include two pop singers and an Italian-American group. Produced in New York City (per comments made by host Dennis James) Unfortunately, this is a poor quality videotape copy....the original kinescope no doubt looks better. A different copy of this episode, with different problems with picture quality, can be found here.  I guess this is a pointless upload. 
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Chance of a Lifetime, 1950s, Variety show, Talent show, Dennis James, 1956
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An episode of "Liberace", a popular 1950s TV series starring the pianist of the same name.  Unlike most 50s music shows which were live with a studio audience, this one was filmed with an canned audience-track. His guests include The Duncan Sisters who reprise dialogue from a politically-incorrect 1920s comedy play. Also appearing is Sandy Ellis, which IMDb suggests is her only TV appearance. I hope the sound is in sync.
Topics: The Liberace Show, Liberace, 1950s, Music, Piano, Pianist, Syndicated television
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An unsold TV pilot from 1963 called "The Plot Thickens". Same concept as the early 1950s series "Crawford Mystery Theatre" (of which only a single kinescope survives...anyone able to upload it?). In this pilot, a panel is shown a short film about a crime, and then has to guess who the guilty person is. Features Groucho Marx as one of the panel members. Could someone please check that this is public domain?
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Unsold Pilot, Unsold TV Pilot, Television Pilot, 1960s, 60s, Sixties
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An episode of CBS-TV's "What's My Line" from 1965. This was a popular game show. Mystery guest in this episode is Andy Griffith. Complete with the original commercials for spark plugs, washing machines and hosiery. (I believe this is public domain because it wasn't registered for copyright and doesn't seem to feature a copyright notice. I hope I am correct on this, as I might be wrong)
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, What's My Line, Andy Griffith, 1960s, Game show, Panel show, Panel game,...
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An episode of "Truth or Consequences", a long-running and popular game show. Jack Bailey hosts this episode, which contains the original *live* advertising for Old Gold filtered cigarettes. (date corrected per review)
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Game show, Early Television, Jack Bailey, Truth or...
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Perry Como was on vacation, so Julius La Rosa was the guest-host. The preceding two episodes have also been uploaded (from 2 March and 28 February). Songs include: "Open Up Your Heart (And Let the Sunshine In)" (La Rosa), "Teach Me Tonight" (La Rosa), "Unsuspecting Heart" (special gust Terri Stevens...who the hell was she?), and "The Gal that Got Away" (La Rosa, who seems to have done quite few Sinatra covers on his appearances on this show). Also...
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Music, Pop Music, Julius La Rosa, Cover, Covers, Advertising
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A corporate film shown at a meeting of DeSoto automobile dealers in 1952. Features a behind the scenes look at the making of "You Bet Your Life", a TV series that DeSoto sponsored. Groucho Marx appears in this film, and provides some laughs. 
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Topics: Short film, Industrial film, 1952, 1950s, You Bet Your Life, Groucho Marx, Comedy
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1950s variety TV special with Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Danny Thomas, and Barbara Perry. Sponsored by Oasis cigarettes, who have a very catchy jingle, and Chesterfield cigarettes. Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra plug the products. Note: the opening song is a bit splicy. A later part of the program is also a bit splicy. Most of the program is not like this. A search of TV schedules shows this aired on NBC at 9:00PM on 1 February 1958, aired against "Oh Susanna" and "Have Gun,...
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Variety show, Variety series, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Danny Thomas,...
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An episode of "Texaco Star Theater", a very popular comedy-variety series starring Milton Berle. His guests in this episode include singer Ethel Merman, actor Keye Luke, tap-dancer Teddy Hale, and acrobats Los Gottos. The final segment features songwriters singing their songs. Original commercials intact. (thanks for letting me know the file turned out OK)
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Topics: Texaco Star Theater, 1940s Television, Early Television, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Keye Luke,...
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An episode of the popular 1950s television series "Liberace". This episode is possibly from 1952. In this episode, Liberace performs compositions related to San Francisco in some way. (note: the commercials is this episode were obviously added to the print at a later date. One of them promotes a 1954 TV set, while another promotes a 1955 car (1956 model year), while another commercial looks late-1950s so the commercials might have been added years later).
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Piano, Pianist, Liberace, The Liberace Show,...
Another episode of the long-running United States television series "Your Hit Parade". This 1950's series featured singers performing covers of the hits of the week. Aired 31st December 1955. The series had excellent production values but some amazingly poor commercials. Regardless, this episode features the cast covering songs like "Autumn Leaves", "Love and Marriage" and "Moments to Remember".
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Topics: Classic TV, Classic Television, 50s, 50's, 1950s, 1950's, Fifties, Pop Music, Popular Music,...
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An episode of the popular 1950s television series "The Liberace Show". This episode includes songs related to "personal holidays" such as first day at school, getting married, an anniversary, etc. (note: please let me know if there are any problems with the playback of the video. Also, I'd like to point out that the commercials in this episode were likely added by someone years later)
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Music, Piano, Pianist, Liberace, The Liberace Show,...
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An incomplete episode of the CBS series "On Broadway Tonight". This is only 25 minutes of a 60 minutes show. I don't have the complete episode.  The footage includes: Judy Garland singing songs, the Allen Brothers singing songs (there's also a song with Garland singing with them), a commercial for Alka Seltzer, some sponsor tags, a brief PSA for the Heart Fund, and Rudy Vallée doing a couple host segments.  Picture quality is poor.....unfortunately, this copy is various generations...
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Variety show, Judy Garland, The Allen Brothers, Rudy Vallee, Popular music,...
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An episode of "The Steve Allen Show", a variety show aired in prime-time on NBC. This copy is complete with the original commercials. Highlights include Don Adams doing a comedy routine, Errol Flynn doing a parody of "To Tell the Truth" and Martha Raye doing a spoof of "Your Hit Parade". Note: black-and-white copy of color/colour broadcast. Audio sync is imperfect at times.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Steve Allen Show, Steve Allen, Don Adams, Errol Flynn, Martha Raye, 1957
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An episode of "Stage 7", a dramatic anthology series of the mid-1950s. This episode originally aired 8 May 1955 and stars Angela Lansbury and Hugh O'Brian. While "Stage 7" usually presented straight drama, this episode is more of a comedy, verging on slapstick, and is set in the 1880s. (note: this episode appears under the "Star Performance" syndication title)
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A reel of outtakes from the 1950s game show "You Bet Your Life". Starring Groucho Marx.  Note: the MPEG2 file does not play properly on some media players, but does play back on others. Regardless, I checked and the episode streams back fine on IA. 
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, Game show, You Bet Your Life, Groucho Marx, Comedy, Funny, Outtakes,...
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Episode of TV western series. This is interesting for a number of reasons: it was an early episode of the series (and the tone is more serious than usual); it has an interesting storyline (Pony Express being replaced with stage-lines); according to IMDb this episode is from 1951, making it an early example of a filmed series (still uncommon at the time).  
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Western, Range Rider, Dick Jones, Dickie Jones, Jock Mahoney
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An episode of the NBC pop music series.  Performers are: Snooky Lanson, Gisele MacKenzie, Dorothy Collins and Russell Arms.  Songs are: "Love and Marriage", "Only You (and You Alone)", "Chinatown, My Chinatown", "He", "Moments to Remember", "Autumn Leaves", "Love is a Many Splendored Thing", "Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga", and "Sixteen Tons". Contains original commercials for Lucky Strike...
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1955, 1950s, Pop music, Popular music, Live television, Early television,...
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An episode of the controversal yet popular proto-reality TV series "Queen for a Day". Much-panned by critics of the day. This is from late March 1958 based on one of the promos it contains. (note: "Queen for a Day" aired at 4PM to 4:45PM each weekday on NBC, followed by the 15-minute "Modern Romances". This 45 episode contains original commercials and promos).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Queen for a Day, Game Show, Game Shows, Kinescope
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Episode "Queen of the Bee" of the popular early television series "Mama". Dagmar wants to win the spelling bee contest, while her father places a bet. It is almost interesting that we are in the 2010s, with this 1950s TV show, set in the 1910s! Complete with original commercials and note about summer schedule break.
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Topics: Classic TV, 1950s, 50s, Television, Drama, Dramedy, Old
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An episode of the infamous rigged 1950s game show "The $64,000 Question". When the scandal broke that several very popular quiz shows were "fixed", the ratings of several non-rigged quiz shows (such as "You Bet Your Life" and others) declined as well. This episode is complete with commercials for Revlon Lipstick.
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An episode of the long-running CBS game show "I've Got a Secret", with special guest Pearl Bailey. Hosted by Steve Allen. Some of the original commercials intact. A fun and unusual episode! Kinda surprised this lacks a copyright notice. (B&W kinescope of color broadcast).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Steve Allen, Pearl Bailey, Game Show, Game Shows,
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A comedy sketch with Buster Keaton and Martha Raye. Aired 1956. This sketch is based on a scene which appears in the film "Limelight".  Note: I only have this clip, I don't have the full episode. 
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An episode of "What's My Line", a popular 1950s game show. Hosted by John Daly, panelists are Arlene Francis, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, and Robert Q. Lewis. Mystery guests are Del Webb and Daniel Topping, and Walter Pidgeon
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An incomplete episode of well-liked 1950s comedy series "Ozzie and Harriet", though with the original commercials for Kodak and Aunt Jemima. 2 Minutes of the episode are missing from this copy. Originally broadcast 16 December 1959.
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An episode of the popular television game show "What's My Line". The episode features Ronald Reagan as the mystery guest. Complete with original commercials and network ID. (if there's any problem with this upload, please let me know). Very simple, but very watchable television.
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An unsold pilot from 1964. A sketch comedy show. Produced by Jay Ward Productions for the CBS Television Network. Although not picked up, the pilot was nevertheless broadcast (I assume in edited form, as the version presented here is 33-and-a-half minutes without commercials). 
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1964, 1960s, Sketch comedy, Comedy, Variety show, CBS
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An episode of "The Frank Sinatra Timex Show", which consisted of four specials. His guests in this episode are Lena Horne, Mary Costa, Juliet Prowse, Barbara Heller, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
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An episode of "My Hero", a short-lived American sitcom starring Bob Cummings. This episode was originally broadcast on 25 April 1953 on NBC. It was also shown in the UK on an unknown date (on ITV), and was shown in Melbourne, Australia on 7 June 1957 (on ABV-2). Will Wright, Al Bridge, William Fawcett and Charles Watts are the guest cast.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Bob Cummings, Robert Cummings, My Hero, sitcom,...